If you spend five minutes on Facebook, you’ll see that the sexual abuse of women is being highlighted and emotionalized every day. Do I think this is a good thing? Of course. As I wrote, we need to know society must change, just as I think gun control needs to change. But we’re also a society that wants simple solutions, like “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” and “White men are responsible for gun violence because they can’t live with all the economic disparity without their guns,” or simply, “Men still think of women as objects.” Oversimpificiation of the issues turns some people into martyrs and others into modern day barbarians. When we simplify and point fingers, this eventually divides. As an example: When someone from the #MeToo movement gets overzealous and says “All men guilty,” a certain percentage of the female population is going to say, “Wait a minute, I’ve been married to a good man for thirty years. Watch who you’re calling a jerk and a pervert.” This is where movements become divisive. That’s my criticism, not women in these movements. I’m offering a warning sign, that’s all.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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